Thursday, January 6 at 7:30 PM on Zoom
This Wall Street Journal Bestseller, USA Today Bestseller and Canadian Book Club Awards Winner is filled with true stories about how one small deed can make a world of difference. “Elegant and wise” (Deepak Chopra), “The most uplifting and life-affirming book in years” (Forbes). Humankind is the heartwarming, feel-good book that we all need right now. Join us as we welcome author Brad Aronson as he discusses his book and ways you can make a difference through the simplest words and deeds.
About the Book
Brad Aronson’s life changed in an instant when his wife, Mia, was diagnosed with leukemia. Following her diagnosis, Brad spent most of the next two-and-a-half years either by Mia’s side as she received treatment or trying to shield their five-year-old son, Jack, from the worst of Mia’s illness. Amid the stress and despair of waiting for the treatment to ultimately work, Brad and Mia were met by an outpouring of kindness from friends, family and even complete strangers.
Inspired by the many demonstrations of “humankindness” that supported their family through Mia’s treatment and recovery, Brad began writing about the people who rescued his family from that dark time, often with the smallest gestures. But he didn’t stop there. Knowing that the world is full of moments when a simple act of kindness transforms a life, he sought out these stories and shares some of the best ones here.
In HumanKind, you’ll meet the mentor who changed a child’s life with a single lesson in shoe-tying, the six-year-old who launched a global kindness movement, the band of seamstress grandmothers who mend clothes for homeless people, and many other heroes.
Brad also provides dozens of ways you can make a difference through the simplest words and deeds. You’ll discover how sharing a meal or offering a little encouragement at the right time can change someone’s world.
HumanKind will leave you grateful for what you have and provide a refuge from the negativity that surrounds us. This book is an uplifting reminder of what really matters and of how easily you can change a life—including your own.
All author royalties go to mentoring nonprofit Big Brothers Big Sisters.
about the author
Brad Aronson is a husband and a dad, and when he’s holding the parenting reins, he likes to go all out. For him that means leading an egg drop competition from the third-floor window of his family’s home or heading up indoor games of baseball and hockey, and then having to explain why something else is now in pieces. Luckily, his wife, Mia, is understanding.
Brad loves teaching entrepreneurship to youth in Camden, NJ. Everyone in his class starts their own business, which has led to many adventures in entrepreneurship.
One day, Brad hopes to be famous for co-founding a national holiday that features a seven-foot-tall orange tree and more than fifty stuffed monkeys (see chapter nine in HumanKind). In the meantime, he works with tech startups and writes books.
Brad is the author of the National Bestseller HumanKind: Changing the World One Small Act At a Time. This heartwarming read shares real-life, feel-good stories about how one small deed can make a world of difference. “Elegant and wise” (Deepak Chopra), “The most uplifting and life-affirming book in years.” (Forbes)
All proceeds from his book go to Big Brothers Big Sisters.